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Texas Attorney General ran away when served with court papers over abortion rights lawsuit, affidavit says

Added 09-27-22 07:14:04am EST - “Rights groups are suing Ken Paxton over stringent new anti-abortion laws, and the attorney general went to great lengths to avoid a subpoena.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Texas Attorney General ran away when served with court papers over abortion rights lawsuit, affidavit says”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home when faced with a subpoena following a lawsuit by abortion rights groups, according to an affidavit by the man trying to serve it. 

According to the affidavit, first obtained by the Texas Tribune, Paxton escaped in a truck driven by his wife, Texas state Sen. Angela Paxton after the process server, Ernesto Martin Herrera, arrived at his home.

The subpoena required Paxton to give evidence Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by several abortion rights groups, who are seeking protections against legal threats made against them for helping women travel to other states to get abortions.

Texas has enacted tough new restrictions on abortion following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling earlier this year. 

In his affidavit, Herrera said he parked outside Paxton's address on Monday and saw a man he recognized as Paxton. He approached the front door and saw him turn around and walk away when he saw Herrera.

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